Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Theory and Practice

Authors: Vlaardingerbroek, Marinus T., Boer, Jacques A.

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Over recent years Magnetic Resonance Imaging has become a well-established textbook on basic MRI technique. A comprehensive survey of the analytical treatment of MRI physics and engineering, it gives readers the background needed to cope with the problems that arise when applying MRI in medicine or when (sub)systems or sequences for new applications are designed. Special attention is paid to the treatment of intrinsic artifacts of the different sequences, which can be described in a mathematically uniform way for the different scan methods. The book contains many images, especially showing specific properties of the different scan methods. The methods discussed include RARE, GRASE, EPI and Spiral Scan.
The second edition was expanded in response to recent developments. In various places the treatment was refined. In particular, the chapter on motion and flow was expanded, and a new chapter was added, describing the configuration theory and its use in the understanding of multipulse sequences such as BURST, TSE, and FFE. This edition also offered an overview by A.L. Luiten of the early history of MRI imaging.
The additions in the third edition were prompted by the development of stronger gradient and new RF coil systems that have led to a shift of attention in the practical clinical use of some sequences such as Balanced FFE and q-space diffusion imaging and SENSE.

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From the reviews of the third edition:

"In summary the book treats almost all ingredients of MRI, generally at a good level with excellent illustrations and relevant bibliographic references and it does probably represent the best monograph devoted to the subject available today." (Physicalia, 25/2, 2003)

"The book can be recommended to specialists in medical physics who are involved in the use and research of magnetic resonance imaging." (European Radiology, 13/7, 2003)

"The treatment is mathematically detailed throughout but the inclusion of over 100 well annotated real images and example calculations reward the hard work needed with a very clear understanding of precisely how the different methods work and the extent of their limitations." (Contemporary Physics 2004, 45, page 441)

"Magnetic Resonance Imaging is still clearly intended as a book for the specialist but I think the third edition makes the material accessible to the beginning student … as very reliable reference. … the inclusion of over 100 well annotated real images and example calculations reward the hard work needed with a very clear understanding of precisely how the different methods work and the extent of their limitations. Since 1996 the book has certainly been my authority on MRI." (Dr. C. N. Guy, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 45 (5), 2004)

"The authors have undertaken the task to develop a coherent theoretical description of MRI, which can serve as a background for thorough understanding of recent and future developments in magnetic resonance imaging. … the book can be recommended to specialists in medical physics who are involved in the use and research of magnetic resonance imaging." (European Radiology, Vol. 13 (7), 2003)

"This book is devoted to a comprehensive introduction to MR Imaging physics … . The book is organised in chapters devoted to a unified topic and accompanied by illustrations. … the book treats almost all ingredients of MRI, generally at a good level with excellent illustrations and relevant bibliographic references and its does probably represent the best monograph devoted to the subject available today." (Thierry Metens, Physicalia, Vol. 25 (2), 2003)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05252-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05252-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43681-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07823-1
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXI, 500
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